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Old 03-10-2014, 01:07 PM   #4321
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The Discovery Pass is $30.00 a year: http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/
The Discovery Pass can be shared between two vehicles (valid for 2 license plate numbers) but not both at the same time.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:27 PM   #4322
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Got the new quad today. Quite a bit bigger then my other one. Just needs some KTM stickers.

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Old 03-10-2014, 02:20 PM   #4323
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You might just have to ride to Rockford and check it out. I might even have a beer or two here.
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:24 PM   #4324
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Today I went out to 7-Mile ORV park and it has been a few years since I was last out there. I was pleasantly surprised to see they have expanded the boundries adding to the riding area.
They actually reclaimed some of the area last year

Give me a heads up next time you head out. I'm planning on heading out there several times a week for a little JL practice I just want it to quit raining
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:17 PM   #4325
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They actually reclaimed some of the area last year

Give me a heads up next time you head out. I'm planning on heading out there several times a week for a little JL practice I just want it to quit raining
I would join too, assuming I can be on time : I need lots of offroad practice!
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:34 PM   #4326
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If I can ever find something offroad capable, I'd join as well.

So, things I learned today. The Wee-strom needs a steering dampener for anything more than a fire road.

Took it out to my parents last night,and they live up a 2 mile dirt road, on top of a mountain overlooking Long Lake. Pretty steep elevation change, and with all the rain, the entire 2 miles was washed out and had huge puddles and worse trenches all over the place. My arms were so tired by the time I got up there, I had to try so hard to keep it steady. Damn front got caught in a few of the trenches and I just had to ride it out. I was coming across ditches 18 inches deep and 6 inches wide. That's not a driveway!
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:17 PM   #4327
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So, things I learned today. The Wee-strom needs a steering dampener for anything more than a fire road.
or a different bike
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:25 PM   #4328
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or a different bike
Yep...the Stroms aren't really dual-sports. Get yourself an 800GS and see what a difference it makes.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:26 PM   #4329
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Got the new quad today. Quite a bit bigger then my other one. Just needs some KTM stickers.

How many RC toys do you have? Seems like it is a topic of much conversation in this thread. Do they make RC m/c's so we can at least keep things bike-related?
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:32 PM   #4330
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Do they make RC m/c's so we can at least keep things bike-related?
Junior can show you some
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:36 PM   #4331
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Yep...the Stroms aren't really dual-sports. Get yourself an 800GS and see what a difference it makes.
That's the bike I want. I love them, but there's no way I can afford one. The Wee may not be the best, but it was able to handle something my 4x4 SUV would've had trouble on.

I don't really want a large dirt bike, I want an adventure bike, and to me that's 70/30. Mostly paved highways and backroads, with dirt roads/fire roads, and very few, if any, goat trails. Think the Wee is a good fit for me, though I do think I will get a Scotts damper.

If I had a 800GS I'd probably change my riding style, but I don't, so I do what I can with what I've got. I want some TWs for any "off-road" I would actually do.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:14 PM   #4332
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How much was that big heli?
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:30 PM   #4333
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That's the bike I want. I love them, but there's no way I can afford one. The Wee may not be the best, but it was able to handle something my 4x4 SUV would've had trouble on.

I don't really want a large dirt bike, I want an adventure bike, and to me that's 70/30. Mostly paved highways and backroads, with dirt roads/fire roads, and very few, if any, goat trails. Think the Wee is a good fit for me, though I do think I will get a Scotts damper.

If I had a 800GS I'd probably change my riding style, but I don't, so I do what I can with what I've got. I want some TWs for any "off-road" I would actually do.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:03 PM   #4334
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You are going to do well in life. That is a great philosophy.
I'm glad you think so. I'm just a cheap-ass, so I've learned how to get by with what I've got. I do what I enjoy in life, and never let my gear, or my lack of funds get in my way. One day I'll probably end up dead somewhere, but I'll be smiling.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:37 PM   #4335
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You are going to do well in life. That is a great philosophy.
Sure enough but it wasn't a philosophical point I was trying to make. Merely expressing that the Stroms are not designed to handle the conditions the OP described. Thus, the trouble he ran into can be easily identified. He can most certainly still have fun on the little Sazook but it will never handle like a real DS, steering damper or not.
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